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#5161 staceydale

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    Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

    Purolator will not let me send to a PO Box!!! :(



    #5162 diana2409

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      Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

      Anyone Knows if they charge a day pass for children as well to come in the hotel? If so, starting at what age?

      #5163 STemple

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        Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:24 AM

        Anyone else using/used Rashel Edwards? I'm only using her for makeup as my bridesmaid is a stylist. The resort wants to charge me a $250 vendor fee. My problem with this is I don't believe the spa provides air brushing so why am paying a vendor fee for a service they themselves don't offer. Also I have a wedding party of 5 girls,and my mother being looked after by Rashel and her stylist (this I know could be argued why I should be charged the vendor fee) BUT I have 4 or 5 guests who want hair and makeup done and are making reservations with the spa. Surely the spa can't handle hair and makeup for at least 11 people, so does anyone agree that I'm not crazy if I ask for that fee to be waived because A. No airbrushing at the spa and B. the spa is still getting a "wedding party" sized booking from my guests

        #5164 MelB2012

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          Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:37 AM

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          Originally Posted by STemple 

          Anyone else using/used Rashel Edwards? I'm only using her for makeup as my bridesmaid is a stylist.

          The resort wants to charge me a $250 vendor fee. My problem with this is I don't believe the spa provides air brushing so why am paying a vendor fee for a service they themselves don't offer. Also I have a wedding party of 5 girls,and my mother being looked after by Rashel and her stylist (this I know could be argued why I should be charged the vendor fee) BUT I have 4 or 5 guests who want hair and makeup done and are making reservations with the spa.

          Surely the spa can't handle hair and makeup for at least 11 people, so does anyone agree that I'm not crazy if I ask for that fee to be waived because A. No airbrushing at the spa and B. the spa is still getting a "wedding party" sized booking from my guests

           

          Hi,

          I advised the WC's that I was using Rashel Edwards, and they replied to my email (as there were several details in my email) but they did not acknowledge anything about Rashel, or a vendor fee. I am going to argue the same points as you. I was not notified of a vendor fee, your spa does not provide airbrushing.

           

          The most you should have to pay is a $75 day pass for her to be in the resort. Which I believe other brides have said in this forum. I'm using Rashel for Hair & makeup, as she was priced better and frankly, has better reviews. I have hired Rashel for 6 people, but I don't know if any of my wedding gusts will get hair or make up done at the spa.



          #5165 STemple

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            Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:44 AM

            Hi, I advised the WC's that I was using Rashel Edwards, and they replied to my email (as there were several details in my email) but they did not acknowledge anything about Rashel, or a vendor fee. I am going to argue the same points as you. I was not notified of a vendor fee, your spa does not provide airbrushing. The most you should have to pay is a $75 day pass for her to be in the resort. Which I believe other brides have said in this forum. I'm using Rashel for Hair & makeup, as she was priced better and frankly, has better reviews. I have hired Rashel for 6 people, but I don't know if any of my wedding gusts will get hair or make up done at the spa.

            Yea I don't get how they think they can charge a vendor fee for a service they don't offer. In my opinion if your going to charge a vendor fee the services offered by you better be damn good lol The Bahia seems to be charging extreamly high fees compared to every other resort as if to force you into using thier vendors which they must know aren't highly rated (photographers) I'm going to casually email the spa for a price list, ask if they do air brush, and with multiple weddings a day how many people can they handle from each wedding for services. I have a feeling thier answers will help me get rid of the vendor fee lol

            #5166 AngRiggs

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              Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:33 AM

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              Does anyone know the address for the wedding department for the resort?! I'm trying I mail my documentation today and they are telling me that I need a civic number and street name not just the resort name.
              Can someone help me out please! I need to er this in the mail today!!! Thanks!!!

               

              We had our travel agent scan them and send them that way. They accepted that. 



              #5167 AngRiggs

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                Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

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                Has anyone seen any pictures of the Pisces restaurant set up for the private reception?  I'm trying to get an idea of what things will look like so I can start planning my decorations etc.  We will be having approximately 70-90 people at our wedding in May, so I was wondering if anyone's seen any pictures of the venue set up for that many people?  And does anyone know if the dancing and everything happens there as well?  And is it outside or inside? 

                 

                Thanks everyone!

                 

                I am renting the Pisces for our reception and it is outside. there are some pictures attached to this thread but maybe not for that many people! wow great group. but you might want to know that bar service isn't included in that fee. we are paying $1700, and as of now that hasn't changed. and I have confirmation emails, so it better not. Anyway we have to pay per person for bar service after the initial reception. you rent it for 4 hours. first two hours are dinner and they serve wine, pop and juice. the second two hours for the dance include DJ but no bar!!! you can get bar service for around $23-$29 per person for two hours depending on what kinds of alcohol you want. 

                hope this helps. my wedding is 6 weeks away and I will post a review when I get back! good luck planning. :)



                #5168 staceydale

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                  Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:22 AM

                  I've rented out the Dolce Vita for a private reception - has anyone else done that? If so, does anyone have any pictures?

                   

                  The unknown scares me :P



                  #5169 MelB2012

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                    Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

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                    I've rented out the Dolce Vita for a private reception - has anyone else done that? If so, does anyone have any pictures?

                     

                    The unknown scares me :P

                     

                    I've done it without seeing pictures.... and haven't gotten married yet. Should be nice... it's by the water.



                    #5170 staceydale

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                      Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

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                      I've done it without seeing pictures.... and haven't gotten married yet. Should be nice... it's by the water.


                      Oh that's nice :)






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